Francis Caulfeild, 2nd Earl of Charlemont

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Francis William Caulfeild, 2nd Earl of Charlemont KP, PC (Ire) (3 January 1775 – 26 December 1863), styled Viscount Caulfeild until 1799, was an Irish peer and politician.

He was born the son of James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont.

In 1798 Caulfeild stood for Charlemont and Armagh County. He represented the latter constituency in the Irish House of Commons until 1799, when he became Earl of Charlemont on the death of his father. He was appointed a Knight of the Order of St Patrick on 19 October 1831.[1] He was a Lord Lieutenant of Tyrone and a member of the Privy Council of Ireland.

He died at his seat, Marino House in Clontarf, Dublin. He had married Anne, the daughter and co-heiress of William Bermingham of Ross Hill, County Galway. His four children pre-deceased him and he was consequently succeeded in his estate and title by his nephew, James Molyneux Caulfeild.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rayment, Leigh. "Knights of the Order of St Patrick". Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  2. ^ "Cavan Observer, 1864". Retrieved 2012-08-16. 

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Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Richard Jephson
Sir Annesley Stewart, 6th Bt
Member of Parliament for Charlemont
1798
With: Richard Jephson 1798
Francis Dobbs 1798–1801
Succeeded by
Richard Jephson
William Plunket
Preceded by
William Richardson
William Brownlow
Member of Parliament for Armagh County
1798 – 1799
With: Hon. Archibald Acheson
Succeeded by
Hon. Archibald Acheson
Robert Camden Cope
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Caledon
Lord Lieutenant of Tyrone
1839–1863
Succeeded by
The Earl of Charlemont
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
James Caulfeild
Earl of Charlemont
1799–1863
Succeeded by
James Caufeild
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Charlemont
1837–1863
Succeeded by
James Caufeild